American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
Non-profit preservation, restorations and education

 
 
Ironton Engine Company
Electric Storage Battery Locomotives
 
Ironton, Ohio
Information gathered from AIMCo's archives of published trade catalogs.
 
 

From our research it appears in 1915 Ironton Engine Co. had developed a few prototype storage battery locomotives that were very successful in the trial runs but had difficulty keeping the roller drive chain tension constant. Ironton developed the unique radial housing tension system shortly after to correct the problem which a patent was acquired to secure thisunique system.
 
By 1918 (3) basic models were then set for production in 11 different sizes:
 
  • Type A
 
  • Type D
 
  • Type E
Ironton Engine Company
1918 Ironton Engine Company
Mining Catalog Ad
Ironton Engine Company, American industrial Mining Company
Ironton Engine Company
By June of 1924 there were over 500 mines that were utilizing Ironton Mine Locomotives
Ironton Engine Company
1925 Ironton Mining Catalog Ad
Ironton Mine Locomotive, American Industrial Mining, Ironton Engine Company
Ironton Engine Company
also manufactured Trolley type mine locomotives and became famous for their TRUE dual power locomotives.

Ironton arriving from Colorado
Transloaded in Spiceland, Indiana
Special thanks to Davis Towing and Recovery

This Ironton is completely original and in running shape.
Now inside the A.I.M.Co motorbarn.